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Leather Cord Necklace with Adjustable Knot


Make an earthy beaded cord necklace with just a few simple materials, no clasp or findings required! These free jewelry making instructions will show you how to finish a necklace with a sliding knot so you can adjust the length as you please. You may even have all the materials for this project at home already.

Leather Cord Necklace with Adjustable Knot
Leather Cord Necklace with Adjustable Knot
This image courtesy of Sandy Huntress

Project Type: Make a Project

Bead Type: Miscellaneous

Time to complete: Under an hour

Bead Technique Used: Strung

Bead Project Type: Necklace

Difficulty Level: Easy



  • 1 yard 1mm leather cord
  • one focal bead
  • four wood beads
  • four metal beads
  • eight medium black beads
  • six small black beads
  • scissors


  1. Arrange beads in a pleasing pattern; string onto leather cord. 
  2. Knot ends of cord over each other to make a slide closure. Trims ends of cord close to knots.


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